2014 Reading List

reading list

Have you started your 2014 reading list? One of the most exciting things for me in 2014 is for the first time in about 7 years I can pick all my own books to read. I have been in graduate school for last eight years and Undergrad before that. I have started to put together […]


Preventing Suicide

Photo by Fayez Closed Account

  According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC) there are more than 38,000 deaths by suicide per year. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., for all ages. It is the 3rd leading cause of death among people ages 15-24, the majority of suicides are by firearms. But these statistics […]


Listening to Young People: Lessons for a better Youth Ministry

Listening to Young Athiests

            I read a great article this morning it has a lot to say about the way we do youth ministry and the way we treat young people,  “Listening to Young Atheists: Lessons for Stronger Christianity”  . The article was written by Larry Tauton, the Executive Director of Fixed Point and the author of “The […]


How Parents and Kids Interact on Facebook

I just read a brief post on Business Insider focusing on the research of  Moria Burke an Associate Professor at University of Michigan.  She has been researching they way parents and kids interact on Facebook. Her findings are very interesting: Children ages 13-17 are more likely to friend their parents Children between the ages of […]


‘Slut Shaming’

I heard a sobering report on NPR. It was another report in what seems to be an endless stream of reports on Cyber Bullying. However, this report was a little different, it was  by a 16 year old named Temitayo Fagbenle. Her age added an interesting perspective to the report. Inaddition the teenagers she interviewed seemed to be […]


Teens Drug Parent to Surf the Internet

I came across this short blurb this morning you can read it here. But according to the article two teenagers in California drugged their parents inorder to use the internet after 10pm. Details are still emerging, but it really makes you wonder what is going with these two that they would go to such lengths […]


What is sacred?

I thought this was a really interesting interview with Sean Kelly author of “All Things Shining”.  I have not read the book, but in this interview he did an excellent job of articulating a cultural shift that has taken place; in which many people have traded truly sacred moments (church, worship, communion) for lesser versions of the […]